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How meetings produce bad business decisions - Ian Plowman

Tue 1:16pm 13 Feb 2018
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Organisations often make decisions on meetings either through exhaustion that goes for hours on end; or to share what the boss wants to happen instead of seeking a solution; or by asking an expert who has a focused, but often narrow point-of-view on things.

A good way to make decisions is to have a required attendance of people in the conversation. Every business meeting should have the person who could execute the solution, the authority and/or financier, the professionals on the field, the implementers, and the beneficiaries of the solution. The goal is to make wiser decisions through democratic methods using all the information available.

Ian and John also talks about innovations. As our tendency is to vote for our own innovative idea, but in order to make sure the most valuable idea to emerge, we need to look into the merits of the idea of others instead of our own. There should be engineered consensus that pools all available wisdom together and let the most valuable idea emerge.

For more structured conversations that would change the way you look at your business organisation, you could reach Ian at 0417-705-489 or through his website www.cooperativeconversations.com.au



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